A diverse and exciting new lineup of speakers awaits you for ten Sundays from June 19 through August 21. Programs begin at 10 a.m., and feature music and Q&A sessions.Conversations and refreshments continue in Eliot Hall. Child care is provided.
June 19— Medical Marijuana: Who Does the Ban in Utah Continue to Harm? Christine Stenquist and Lissa Lander of TRUCE (Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education) report on the state of legalization of medical marijuana, locally and nationally, focusing on the harm being done by the ban.
June 26—The Future of Independent Journalism in Salt Lake City Spokespersons for CITIZENS FOR TWO VOICES --Joan O’Brien, Karra Porter, and Ted McDonough—tell of their efforts to produce local ownership for the Salt Lake Tribune.
July 3—How Liberals Can Help Each Other Deal with Their White Privilege Local leaders of the national organization SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE (SURJ) describe their mission to help white liberals discover how best to support racial justice.
July 10—Showcasing African-American Performing Arts Performers from the 365 GROUP present poetry, singing, instruments, and dance from among their more than 900 members.
July 17—Reversing the Tragic School-to-Prison Laws Panelists from the PEOPLE NOT PRISONS Movement (Anna Brower, Jean Hill, and Andrew Riggle) update current their efforts.
July 24—Family Members from Sperm Donors Bill Cordray describes the national movement of “donor-conceived persons” (he is one) who are seeking—and finding—their adult siblings.
July 31—Is Our Politics Experiencing a Meltdown? Political Scientist Tim Chambless and Journalist Paul Rolly reflect on the aftermath of the primary season and the just-concluded political conventions.
August 7—Inside the Armed Resistance to the Federal Government Anthony Rampton of the Utah Attorney General’s office describes his involvement in the April 2014 armed standoff in Nevada and the 41-day armed federal land takeover this winter in Oregon.
August 14—New Forms of Critical Thinking and the Future of Progressivism Rev. Harold Straughn, author, minister, chaplain
August 21—Our Annual Environmental Justice Festival Bryan Vandenheuvel and Lauren Birge show and tell about building, and living in, their Tiny House. Other presenters will demonstrate lifestyle alternatives to enhance the environment.